John Midwinter

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1712ADM 107/3
First Known Service19.1.1732/33CSORN
Last Known Service1.11.1748CSORN
Date of Death1753CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1.2.1742/43 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/489RNLPC
25.6.1743 Lieutenant ADM 6/16/194CSORN
25.6.17433.2.1744/45Baltimore (14), Lieutenant ADM 6/16/194ADM 6/16
9.5.1744 Action of 1744/05/09 
4.2.1744/454.7.1745Falkland (50), Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/16/435ADM 6/16
5.7.174510.1.1745/46Falkland (50), Second Lieutenant ADM 6/16/504ADM 6/16
11.1.1745/4625.5.1746Falkland (50), First Lieutenant ADM 6/17/42ADM 6/17
26.5.17464.6.1747Defiance (60), First Lieutenant ADM 6/17/143ADM 6/17
3.5.1747 1st Battle of Cape Finisterre 
5.6.1747 Commander ADM 6/17/232CSORN
5.6.17471.11.1748Weazle (16), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/17/232BWAS-1714

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Posted by Albert Parker on Friday 3rd of July 2020 00:38

There was a note in the Sots Magazine in June 1747 that Lt. Midwinter had indeed succeeded to command of Defiance when Captain Grenville had been killed in action (as his post of 1st lt. would imply). Anson or the Admiralty must have had some other favorite in mind, because he was not appointed permanent commanding officer, which would have been a promotion to captain. Apparently, he never made post. Even if he was old for a midshipman when he passed the lieutenants' exam--in his 30s, say--he must still have been relatively young at his death 11 years later.

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